Items in the WRLC catalog are organized by Library of Congress Subject Heading in addition to author, title, and call number. Subjects are broken down in hierarchies, from broad to specific. Some items are cataloged under more than one subject heading. Below are some general subject terms related to Washington, D.C. history and Black Washingtoniana:
When James Croggon died in 1916 he was described as probably the oldest newspaper man in Washington. He began his career in 1862, writing many stories of the Civil War. He retired in 1894, and from 1906 to 1915 The Evening Star published approximately 300 of his articles. His interest was the early history of the Capital city (approximately 1800 to 1850), and he wrote of holiday traditions, merchants, organizations such as the fire department and much more. The majority of the articles focus on city neighborhoods, describing the buildings and property owners.
Dig DC is your portal to selected digitized and born-digital items from DC Public Library Special Collections. At Dig DC you can find photos, maps, audio and more documenting the history of Washington D.C.
The March on Washington 50th Anniversary Oral History Project gathers first-hand accounts of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, which took place at the National Mall on August 28, 1963.